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For Business Owners: How To Get Paid on Time

June 10, 2021 @ 8:00 AM 9:30 AM PDT

One of the biggest challenges of running a small business is ensuring customers pay for the work and pay on time. Without a clear understanding up front, before the work begins, some customers will delay payment or try to not pay at all. Please join the Coast Women in Business for a roundtable discussion on how to:

  •  Set payment expectations
  •  Deal with slow payers
  •  Provide processes that facilitate fast payment. Come to the meeting willing to share a resource or advice on how to handle customers so you get paid on time.


Catherine Marshall helps nonprofits build their organizational capacity to achieve their mission. She provides training, technical assistance, and project management for nonprofit and community-based organizations, particularly in the areas of fundraising, board development, marketing, strategic planning, and executive coaching. Prior to her work with nonprofits, Catherine was a small business consultant providing training and technical assistance to new and growing small businesses.

Cynthia Sharon has run Dancing Dog Design Build, a full service design and build firm,  for the past 15 years here on the Coast.  She has five employees and over $1 million in annual sales.  Her jobs range from deck jobs to custom homes, during which she has learned the importance of communication and clear expectations in creating a successful client relationship.

Dr. Teresa Larsen earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCLA. She began her career consulting for the Biotech industry, then shifted her focus to the visual communication of technical information. She’s won awards as computer animator and professional speaker. She’s even done a TED talk. In her primary career, she consults as a data visualization specialist. She’s also a multi-preneur who runs several other local businesses, including Paneless Window Cleaning and Larsen Livery & Transfer Co.

Schedule for Meeting:

8:00 to 8:15 a.m. PT — Welcome, brief introductions and optional check-ins by participants

8:15 to 9:15 a.m. PT — Program

9:15 to 9:30 a.m. PT — Announcements and special offers to the group from members and speakers

Register via Zoom, at: bit.ly/3fDYlNo

FREE for all CWIB members and visiting Zoom participants for the rest of 2021!

During our virtual meeting, you are invited to put any questions in chat so that presenters and moderators can make sure you get the information you need. For this panel, please bring examples from your own business regarding how you successfully get paid, or lessons you’ve learned about how to make sure your business is compensated for services.

We welcome all business owners and people who plan to start businesses, as well as other professionals and managers of nonprofit and trade organizations. People of all genders are welcome to attend meetings or join Coast Women in Business as members.